The pathophysiology of ischaemic stroke : considerations for emergency department advanced practice nursing

Tan, Yvonne & Christensen, Martin (2012) The pathophysiology of ischaemic stroke : considerations for emergency department advanced practice nursing. Singapore Nursing Journal, 39(2), pp. 31-39.

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Stroke is the fourth most important cause of death in Singapore. Its major predisposing factors include hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidaemia; all modifiable diseases if treated early. However, with Singapore’s elderly population, the risk and rates of stroke are ever increasing. The nature of a stroke can be categorised as eitherh aemorrhagic or ischaemic; the former caused by arterial rupture, the latter by arterial blockage; both can be devastating in their prognosis and outcome. This paper will discuss the pathophysiology of ischaemic stroke while identifying some of the key features of ischaemia on different areas of the brain relative to the artery that feeds them. Thoughts for Emergency Department advanced practice nursing will also be discussed.

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ID Code: 79468
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: advanced practice nursing, cerebrovascular accident, CVA, ischaemic, stroke
ISSN: 0218-0995
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Singapore Nurses' Association
Deposited On: 15 Dec 2014 04:15
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 05:41

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